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Insight: Life on Mars? / Starting Snippet / SXSW Showcases / Kushman by the Bottle




Life on Mars? NASA announced on Tuesday that the Curiosity Rover had found evidence that ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. The rover identified several key elements for life such as nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen in powder drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on Mars last month. Joining us to explain more about the discovery is UC Davis Geology Professor Dawn Sumner, who is also a co-investigator for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory team.

Starting Snippet What is it like to create a new app or tech product in this economy? We'll talk with entrepeanur CJ Alvarado, founder of Bamboo Creative in Roseville, about his new app Snippet and how it might change how books are written and published.

SXSW Showcases Capital Public Radio's Nick Brunner is in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest conference. The music shocases have finally started and the Blue Dog Jam host is trying to keep up. We'll talk with Nick about the scene in Austin and what it's like to get free hugs on the street, and we'll hear some music recorded live at the Antenna Farms Records Showcase.

Kushman by the Bottle Capital Public Radio's resident wine expert - and occasional guest host - Rick Kushman joins us for a special Valentine's Day installment of Kushman by the Bottle. We'll talk about why vintage matters when it comes to wine and what you should be looking for as you examine the label.


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